Eye care professionals could significantly increase the number of patients they see using remote consultations, according to a report analysis carried out by IbisVision.

The Scottish eye care technology company highlighted that the Royal College of GPs estimated that 70% of appointments were carried out remotely during the pandemic.

IbisVision said this experience could be transferred to optometry in order to reach patients in rural locations and care homes.

Melville Berwick, commercial director at IbisVision, said: ‘The response of our NHS and frontline workers to the Covid-19 crisis and their innovative use of remote care and the analysis of its success, shows the way for the optometry community to widen its scope.’